Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Anniversary

This week, my dear DH and I celebrated 41 years of marriage.  Hard to believe so much time has passed since we met in our high school library.  As with all marriages, there has been laughter and heartache, good times and bad.  Looking back over the years, we have decided we've learned much.  One of the major things we've learned is that our marriage is better when we take "me" out of it and replace it with "we". 

This gorgeous card was made my DH.  He's become quite the cardmaker...actually, it's quite frustrating because he just goes into my room, chooses his paper, asks me where the ribbon and trims are, boots me out and in 30 minutes or less, produces something wonderful.  It takes me literally hours sometimes just to think of something!  He used a textured Bazzill paper, Martha Stewart punch, simple paper doilies (3 layered together),  some silk flowers I had found at Michael's in the floral dept. on clearance last year (and never used) and a brad from the Target $1 spot.  He layered a sheer dotted ribbon over a wider solid.  It's what's on the inside that I will store in my heart.  Hallmark can't compete.

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Shauna K said...

41 years?! WOW! happy anniversary :) and how lovely that DH makes cards too!! hehe, my DH is wonderful at calligraphy, but I don't think cards would be his forte :)

Carol<>< said...

awww, how sweet is that!
Congratulations on 41 years.

Sabrina Jackson said...

Charlene, CONGRATULTAIONS to you and your DH for 41 year of marriage bliss ;D. Tell your husband he did an amazing job on this beautiful card!!! WOW, I am actually speechless...he is quite a crafter :D. Gorgeous roses...I hope they last for a while. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Mandy said...

Congratulations on your anniversary...what a very special card hubby has made it's beautiful..and talent does run in the family I can see..Best wishes to you both and here's to many more anniversaries for you both..
Mandy xx

Sue from Oregon said...

The roses are beautiful and the wonderful card will certainly become a cherished keepsake and shows he is so in tuned to you...ahhh what true love! Congrats to you and your husband!

jaymack said...

Happy Anniversay and way to go Steve.

Mary Beth said...

DH is ready for his own blog! Congratulations and best wishes for many more blessed years together!

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